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Mo Willems On Parenting And Inspiring Kids In 2020-09-18 10:44:19The children's book author and illustrator opened up about creativity, kindness and more.

'Forrest Gump' Author Winston Groom Dead At 77 2020-09-18 05:47:25The film, based on his book, dominated the 1995 Academy Awards, winning six Oscars including best picture, best director and best actor.

J.K. Rowling And The Necessity Of Critiquing Transphobic 2020-09-17 17:52:07A controversial character in the author's new book may be minor, but what the character represents deserves to be called out, challenged and unpacked

Barack Obama's Memoir Is Finally Here — At 2020-09-17 08:30:43"A Promised Land," to be released Nov. 17, weighs in at a whopping 768 pages. Obama said it's "a fun and informative read."

‘That’s A Cult’: Bestselling Author Hits Trump-Supporting Coronavirus 2020-09-16 05:43:06Don Winslow calls out Trump for his botched coronavirus response, and his supporters for living in denial.

J.K. Rowling’s New Book Is Reportedly About A 2020-09-14 19:01:41The author has faced backlash after a reviewer said the moral of her book “Troubled Blood” is to “never trust a man in a dress.&rdqu

17 Children's Books To Help Kids Navigate Life 2020-09-14 18:29:54These stories cover handwashing, germs, anxiety, separation and more.

Jared Kushner Has A Wild Viewpoint Of How 2020-09-11 00:10:36In Bob Woodward's "Rage," the president's senior adviser claims the Cheshire Cat in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is key to understanding

Woodward: Americans Had 'Little Idea' Of How 'Dangerous' 2020-09-10 23:42:54In "Rage," the journalist describes how Trump's erratic tweeting ramped up tensions inside the White House, prompting one top official to sleep in

George R.R. Martin Can’t Build Castle Library In 2020-09-10 17:39:45The Santa Fe Historic Districts Review Board has denied a request from the "Game Of Thrones" author for a seven-sided, castle-style library at his c

Melania Trump’s Ex-Friend Shuts Down Meghan McCain's 'Gotcha' 2020-09-09 14:55:36Stephanie Winston Wolkoff told "The View" that she only started recording the first lady after being "accused of a crime" and "thrown under the b

Bestselling Author Don Winslow Reveals ‘The Greatest Lie 2020-09-09 04:34:11Winslow has a blunt reminder for Trump's supporters ahead of Election Day.


The 2020 National Book Awards Longlist: Fiction 2020-09-18 10:00:00The New Yorker announces the National Book Awards longlist for Fiction, including Brit Bennett’s “The Vanishing Half,” Douglas Stuar

The 2020 National Book Awards Longlist: Nonfiction 2020-09-17 15:00:00The New Yorker announces the National Book Awards longlist for Nonfiction, including Michelle Bowdler’s “Is Rape a Crime?,” Karla Co

Roger Angell Turns One Hundred 2020-09-17 12:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive: a selection of pieces by Roger Angell, who celebrates his hundredth birthday this week.

The 2020 National Book Awards Longlist: Poetry 2020-09-17 10:00:00The New Yorker announces the National Book Awards longlist for Poetry, including Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’s “The Age of Phillis,&rdq

The 2020 National Book Awards Longlist: Translated Literature 2020-09-16 15:00:00The New Yorker announces the National Book Awards longlist for Translated Literature, including Perumal Murugan’s “The Story of a Goat,&rd

The 2020 National Book Awards Longlist: Young People’s 2020-09-16 10:00:00The New Yorker announces the National Book Awards longlist for Young People’s Literature, including Kacen Callender’s “King and the

Joy Harjo Reads Sandra Cisneros 2020-09-16 06:00:00On The New Yorker’s Poetry Podcast, the poet Joy Harjo joins Kevin Young to discuss “Still-Life with Potatoes, Pearls, Raw Meat, Rhineston

Bob Woodward’s Bad Characters 2020-09-15 19:52:34Isaac Chotiner reviews “Rage,” Bob Woodward’s second book about the Trump Presidency, for which Woodward interviewed James Mattis, R

Goya and the Art of Survival 2020-09-14 06:00:00In the turbulent Spain of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Goya skimmed waves of change that swamped others, Peter Schjeldahl write

Nicole Krauss on the Drama of Desire 2020-09-14 06:00:00Deborah Treisman interviews the author Nicole Krauss about “Switzerland,” her story from the September 21, 2020, issue of The New Yorker.

The Virus That Became a Muse for Hervé 2020-09-14 06:00:00The young writer, who died at thirty-five, in 1991, wrote about the ravaging of AIDS in controversial, self-exposing, always defiant fiction. A reviva

An American Writer for an Age of Division 2020-09-14 06:00:00The playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar has never been afraid of provoking audiences. His new autofiction novel, “Homeland Elegies,”&

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Senior sleuths step in to solve the crime 2020-09-22 19:07:02With wry British humor, and a cast of intrepid retirees, Richard Osman’s delightful mystery caper offers surprising depth.

How a tiny company paved the way for 2020-09-22 18:38:55Historian Jill Lepore cracks open the world of the Simulmatics Corporation, which presaged the move toward predicting human behavior.

‘Monogamy’ reveals conflicted emotions over a long marriage 2020-09-17 11:12:34Sue Miller’s latest novel paints a vivid portrait of a woman struggling with the death of her husband, and with knowledge of his infidelity.

Kissinger evokes respect and vitriol in equal measure 2020-09-16 17:06:59Some Americans see him as a canny statesman while others think he should be tried for war crimes. Is there a middle ground?

‘Money’ tells the history of currency – with 2020-09-16 16:23:20What exactly is money? How have humans developed this concept over centuries? NPR’s Jacob Goldstein tackles these questions.

Native American poetry anthology vibrates with powerful voices 2020-09-16 15:52:00U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo serves as lead editor of this new collection, which showcases a range of poems as vast as the continent.

A grandmother and granddaughter swap lives in the 2020-09-15 14:52:17A Yorkshire widow trades village life for a London flat and online dating in Beth O’Leary’s gently humorous and kindhearted story.

False smiles and lush locations pervade ‘The Glass 2020-09-10 14:44:12A confidence woman’s plans are derailed as she lands in Bangkok and meets a cast of mysterious characters who inhabit a crumbling apartment comp

John Lewis believed in nonviolence. His faith led 2020-09-09 16:04:16Jon Meacham’s biography of the late Georgia congressman shows how his deeply held religious beliefs animated his fight for civil rights.

They persisted: Tales of endurance lead the 10 2020-09-09 15:18:58Novels set the pace for September's list of outstanding books, with protagonists going on deeply personal journeys or untangling knotty mysteries.

Storm warning: The impact of hurricanes is on 2020-09-08 18:20:34Two new books, “A Furious Sky” and “Katrina,” offer insights into these storms and the challenges that they pose for planning

Hurricanes sweep through American history: A Q&A with 2020-09-08 17:58:00“A Furious Sky” explores the evolution of meteorology, communications, satellite technology, and computer modeling driven by these storm s

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Kay Ryan, ‘Giddy with Thinking’ New! 2020-09-26 03:00:02The poet Kay Ryan’s own essays on literature—recently published in Synthesizing Gravity: Selected Prose—are so deliriously good, so

When the Rule of Law Turns into Rule 2020-09-25 03:00:31The selective, skewed use of the law is dangerous precisely because it has the veneer of legal legitimacy that covers a corruption deeply corrosive to

The Oracle of Our Unease 2020-09-24 09:30:49The enchanted terms in which F. Scott Fitzgerald portrayed modern America still blind us to how scathingly he judged it. “It was an age of satir

The Stanley Crouch I Knew 2020-09-24 03:00:36For Stanley, the person who best exemplified American culture’s possible grandeur was Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, whom he worsh

The Cults of Wagner 2020-09-23 11:00:18In his ambitious new book, Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music, Alex Ross explores the impact of Richard Wagner’s art and ideas f

Costly Lessons from the Second Avenue Subway 2020-09-22 03:00:20New York’s subways are consistently the most expensive in the world. It is not immediately clear why. The effect of these runaway costs is dire:

The Writer–Translator Equation 2020-09-21 03:00:13The translator is a writer. The writer is a translator. How many times have I run up against these assertions?—in a chat between translators pro

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933–2020 2020-09-20 10:45:59She entered the law at a time when men wielded virtually all political and economic power, women were barely taken seriously in the legal profession o

Deportation Nation 2020-09-20 07:00:18The deportation system held sway over immigrant communities long before Trump became president, but under his direction it has become even more far-re

The Desk and the Daring 2020-09-19 09:30:28Vivian Gornick has long enjoyed an audience of literary depressives and feminists. Now, a late-career revival is expanding her readership. In 2020 fou

‘Electric, Like Time Travel’: An Interview with Chantal 2020-09-19 03:00:03Imogen Greenhalgh: Aspects of lockdown behaved a bit like art does, in that they altered our sense of time and our attention to what is right in front

In Place of Police: The Oregon Experiment 2020-09-18 03:25:01Well before this summer’s historic protests against police brutality, the CAHOOTS program of crisis response teams had been advising similar pro


Sex, Love And Money In 'Take A Hint, 2020-09-25 08:01:56This week, Code Switch is talking about the books that are getting us through the pandemic. Today's conversation is with Talia Hibbert, who's writte

NPR's Favorite New Audiobooks 2020-09-25 05:02:00From romance to nonfiction, here are some of NPR's best audiobook recommendations.

'Behind The Kingdom's Veil' Offers Insights Into The 2020-09-24 16:01:00NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with correspondent Susanne Koelbl of Der Spiegel about her book, Behind the Kingdom's Veil: Inside the New Saudi Arabi

Colonialism, Eugenics And Downright Terror In 'Mexican Gothic' 2020-09-24 14:09:50This week, Code Switch is talking about the books that are getting us through the pandemic. Today's conversation is with Silvia Moreno-Garcia, author

In 'We're Better Than This,' Rep. Elijah Cummings 2020-09-24 07:53:00The former congressman's memoir is an urgent call to action, imploring us to defend our democracy as it is assailed by threats — and a poignant

Barbara Kingsolver's Passion For Poetry Prevails In 'How 2020-09-24 05:00:00The author of novels The Poisonwood Bible and The Bean Trees has published a second book of poetry this week titled How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy L

'Owed': Poems That Celebrate Denigrated Places And People 2020-09-23 16:02:00NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with poet Joshua Bennett about his new collection, Owed. Bennett says he tried to create poems that celebrate places and p

Americans Who Can't Enjoy Full Rights Deemed 'Conditional 2020-09-23 08:21:37In her first non-fiction work, Laila Lalami says these Americans want the country to succeed, but can't avoid the gulf between purported values of eq

'This Mournable Body': A Novel About Life In 2020-09-22 16:24:00NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga about her book This Mournable Body, which was shortlisted for a Booker Prize

There's No 'Convenient Structure To Life,' Says Allie 2020-09-22 16:24:00Comic artist Allie Brosh has just published her long-awaited second book, Solutions and Other Problems. It's full of her trademark googly-eyed drawin

'White House, Inc.' Author: Trump's Businesses Offer 'A 2020-09-22 13:22:22Dan Alexander of Forbes examines the president's sprawling business interests in a new book. He says Trump has broken a number of pledges he made abo

'Guess How Much I Love You' Author Sam 2020-09-22 12:36:00"I love you right up to the moon — and back," Big Nutbrown Hare tells Little Nutbrown Hare. Their affections were translated into 57 languages

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